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Company: Daylight Foods, Inc.
Location: Union City
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARY / OBJECTIVE: -The Produce Buyer will purchase fresh produce in an assigned group of categories or commodities that will be sold through us. This position will function as the main point of contact for producers in their commodity group. This role is responsible for continuously identifying and determining optimum sources of product supply.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Purchase produce within assigned categories or commodities
  • Take into account supply agreements set up by upper Manager
  • Take into account Produce Field Buyer
  • Interpret projections from the Data team to ensure adequate supply to fulfill demand in the warehouse
  • Work with Senior Managers on promotional and pricing strategies for your assigned categories or commodities
  • Set and monitor pricing to ensure that financial and departmental targets are met
  • Ensure that pricing is competitive and a good value to customers
  • Assist in cost negotiations
  • Build strong and collaborative relationships with producers in assigned category or commodity
  • Provide short-term forecasts to producer partners for upcoming needs
  • Create quarterly and yearly vendor contracts
  • Participate in supplier business reviews with the owner of the company
  • Own PO and data accuracy
  • Audit gross margin data
  • Reconcile invoices against received purchase orders
  • Keep target goals by storage zone and category
  • Work with the Operations team to minimize spoilage
  • Work with the QA team to ensure all inbound produce meets standards for quality, condition, and grade
  • Provide timely and thorough feedback to growers regarding product quality
  • Make and resolve credit requests
  • Maintain vendor relationships; work with vendors and Buyers to help negotiate better terms and/or costs for the merchandise being purchased.
  • Establishes and maintains a reputation of credibility and responsiveness; promptly returns vendor and store phone calls, and ensures timely follow-up on issues within 24 hours.
  • Other duties as assigned.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ATTRIBUTES:
    • 2 + years of relevant work experience, either on farms or in produce retail/distribution
    • Experience in procurement/purchasing, preferably in the produce industry
    • Knowledge of local and regional produce varieties, growing practices, quality standards, and seasonality
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Outstanding communication and time management skills
    • Knowledge of quality standards and industry certifications
    • Experience managing relationships with outside vendors
    • Understanding of margins and profitability
    • Proficiency in Google and MS Office suite software (i.e. spreadsheets, presentation, and word processing software)
    • Ability to understand and engage with new tools
    • Strong negotiation skills
    • Thrive in a fast-paced evolving environment
    • Able to effectively and respectfully communicate with all levels of staff and management
    • Strong team player
    • Open concept office environment.
    • Some job duties will be performed in a warehouse setting

Keywords: Daylight Foods, Inc., Union City , Buyer, Hospitality & Tourism , Union City, California

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